Dec 13 2007

How to get past the “please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon’” error

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Google Query: Media change: please insert the disc labeled ‘Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ – Release i386 (20071016)

I was trying to install VMWare Server on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) yesterday and I came across this error:

Media change: please insert the disc labeled 'Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)

The fix for this one was easy. I found the answer in the Ubuntu Forums. The details are summarized below.

-You have to comment out the “CDROM” line in your “/etc/apt/sources.list” by typing the following at the Terminal:
gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

-Once you have your /etc/apt/sources.list file open look for the following line:
deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted

-Comment the line out so that it looks like the following line:
#deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted

-Save the “/etc/apt/sources.list” file and close it.

-Update your “/etc/apt/sources.list” by typing the following at the Terminal:
sudo apt-get update

That’s it! You should be able to do “apt-get” now without getting the Media Change error. Happy Installing!

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  1. Animal Robots » Blog Archive » Gutsy Gibbon wrote:

    [...] one who has a problem with Gutsy Gibbon. A search on the internet shows several hits and possible fixes. Let’s see it it [...]

    May 14th, 2008 at 4:16 pm
  1. Ryan Stewart said:

    This may come through as spam, but I wanted to say thanks for putting the info out there. It makes being a Linux newbie easy.

    March 15th, 2008 at 2:05 am
  2. alvis said:

    thank you so much

    March 23rd, 2008 at 6:48 am
  3. ZeroQ said:

    THX a lot. solved my problem in 1min :-)

    April 14th, 2008 at 8:24 am
  4. kelvin said:

    I have another way , I just do this:

    #/cdrom/ press enter is OK

    I don’t know why ,but It ’s work !

    April 16th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
  5. Jason said:

    Just want to say thanks…
    I was starting to panic because of this
    gutsy gibbon problem

    June 27th, 2008 at 11:29 am
  6. hstagner said:

    Hello Jason,

    Thanks for reading! I am glad that I was able to help you.

    Regards,

    Harley Stagner

    June 27th, 2008 at 5:34 pm
  7. s810011 said:

    Thank you so much!!

    March 8th, 2010 at 5:20 am
  8. Durwood said:

    Hmm not to sound like an idiot, but I’m encountering this problem while trying to do a CLEAN install of ubuntu-server 10.04. How/Where do I make this change when i’m in the ubuntu install GUI?

    June 9th, 2010 at 1:09 am
  9. Durwood said:

    Followup on my last comment …

    I wasn’t able to figure out THIS solution but merely by changing the ribbon cable connector to my DVD drive to one that was closer to the motherboard, the problem went away. It was a total shot in the dark that worked. I DO have an NEC DVD drive, and based on posts I’ve read on Ubuntu, that seems to be a common denominator.

    June 9th, 2010 at 3:19 am
  10. Michiel said:

    I changed cd-rom player and set the new player to ‘master’ instead of cable select. Currently installing ubuntu alternate 11.04

    August 29th, 2011 at 4:39 pm
  11. Mr liang said:

    It does’t work for me! I can find this “deb cdrom:[Ubuntu 7.10 _Gutsy Gibbon_ - Release i386 (20071016)]/ gutsy main restricted”in my sources.list

    December 8th, 2011 at 3:32 am

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